Dmitry Efremov

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  1. The history of the oldest lighthouse not only in Estonia, but anywhere in the Baltic States and indeed on the Baltic Sea, stretches back 500 years, when landmarks were needed to guide ships in the Hanseatic League. The most important east-west trade route in Northern Europe passed the island of Hiiumaa and merchants complained of ships being lost on the Baltic Sea. This led to the construction of the lighthouse at Kõpu to warn ships of the low waters off the island. The lighthouse was built at 67 metres above sea level at the highest point on Hiiumaa. It stands 36 metres above the ground, meaning its light shines out at 102.6 metres above sea level. No other lighthouses by the Baltic Sea are as high.
  2. The stone castle started to appear on the place of the former Estonian stronghold in 1224. The fortress got its final shape and size in the beginning of the 16th century and was one of the distinguished fortresses in Estonia and Latvia. Due to wars between Sweden, Poland and Russia all that is left from the entire order castle today are just a few stone walls. Already in the beginning of the last century the ruins of the fortress and the park around it turned into a recreational area for the residents of Viljandi. In order to access the castle hills from town a rope bridge was build from the Kaeuvumägi hill over the 13 meters deep trench in 1931. From the ruins you have the most beautiful view over the lake of Viljandi.
  3. Viljandi (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈʋilʲˑjɑnʲˑdi]; German: Fellin) is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,407 in 2019. It is the capital of Viljandi County and is geographically located between two major Estonian cities, Pärnu and Tartu. The town was first mentioned in 1283, upon being granted its town charter by Wilhelm von Endorpe. The town became a member of the Hanseatic League at the beginning of the 14th century, and is one of five Estonian towns and cities in the league. The once influential Estonian newspaper Sakala was founded in Viljandi in 1878.
  4. First time experience low storage on SD Card issue. After switching to internal memory smoothness of video was gone. Frame rate dropped to 19 f/s.
  5. It's one year since I owe a DJI Mavic Air! A bit of statistics: 🚀 Total flight time: 14h 46m 🚀 Total distance: 159.019m 🚀 Total flights: 116 🚀 Top Speed: 70.1 km/h
  6. Complex of this manor developed at the Medieval castle that has not preserved. Ludvig Butlar got this estate as feud in 1506. This was his family heirloom for 190 years. Next proprietors were von Brincken house. As they were not so good managers, this estate was put on auction sale in 1722. Lieutenant Fridrich Kasimyr von Brucken became the proprietor of this estate in 1723. His daughter married for the third time on Jochan Fridrich von Medem in 1767. He was managing the manor complex after her decease in 1780. In 1799 he gained the title of count. In 1880 the manor was completely rebuilt so that the architectural style is now Neo-Renaissance. This was his family heirloom till the agrarian reform in 1920. After 1920 manor was separated in smaller estates and the manor-house was used for the needs of local school.
  7. Bauska Castle is situated on a picturesque spit of land where the Mūsa and Mēmele rivers converge into the Lielupe. The Bauska Castle ensemble consists of two sections. Livonian Order Castle, built in the middle of the 15th century, is the oldest one - with only ruins remaining. A more recent part of the ensemble, built in the late 16th century, is the residence of the Kettlers, the Dukes of Courland. The oldest part of Bauska Castle is the Livonian Order Fortress, built specially for the use of firearms. It is a characteristic example of Latvia’s 15th-17th century military construction. The residence-type castle, fortified with bastions, fortification walls and earthen ramparts, is a more recent structure.
  8. Nurmuiža Castle built at the end of the 16th century to head development of the local agriculture. The rooms of Nurmuiza castle are to be considered as one of the most effective interiors in Neoclassicism manner in the castles of Latvia. The building complex of the estate consists of several 18th–19th century buildings completed with a landscape park. Currently significant heritage preservation work takes place in the castle, all complex of the estate and the park. Private property, but open to public. Neoclassical interior. Ongoing extensive renovations.
  9. Estate known as Jaunmokas was first mentioned in documents in 1544. The Neo-Gothic style structure with Art Nouveau elements was designed by architect Wilhelm Ludwig Nicholas Bockslaff (1858-1945), and built in 1901 as a hunting lodge for Mayor of Riga George Armitstead (1847-1912). George Armitstead owned the manor until 1904 when it was sold to Brinken family. In 1910 it was again sold and became property of von Ungern-Sternberg family who owned manor until 1918. During Latvian agrarian reforms in the 1920s manor was nationalized and its lands partitioned. In 1926 children sanatorium was established in the manor building. During Second world war military hospital of the Wehrmacht was located in the building. During Latvian SSR there was several offices and flats located in the building. In 1976 building was taken over by Ministry of Forestry and Forest Industry and major restoration works started and as a result in 1989 manor building was turned to a museum.
  10. After repeated requests of local fishermen, a lighthouse was built in the headland of Kurmrags in 1923 as the landmark location between the ports of Ainazhi and Riga. Originally, it stood in the meadow next to the steep slope of the coastline. During a tornado in 1967, the lighthouse was destroyed and the light was turned off. The next tornado in 2005 flushed the lighthouse into the sea, leaving it all warped in the sea couple of metres away from the shore. The Ķurmrags lighthouse is popularly styled as the Smugglers Lighthouse, and the near bay – as the Smugglers Bay, because at the early 1920s it was one of the nearby coastal channels for supplying cheap alcohol from Estonia to Latvia.
  11. Likteņdārzs is a symbol created in nature. It indicates continuous recovery and growth of the nation — this is where both human and state history, the present and future meet. Likteņdārzs, not unlike the Monument of Freedom, is created thanks to donations. It has been planned as a gift from the nation for the centenary of the Latvian Republic.
  12. Can't find any more info on that. Seems it was built during USSR times across the country.
  13. It was pretty rough. Footage was taken during a storm time. Wind speed was 20 - 60m/s. I was afraid to loose drone any moment, so I try to avoid filming from sea view Anyway, everything ended successfully, but I have to crop a lot of frames, where drone was littered with wind. Hehe
  14. Heeeey everyone!!! Long time didn't post anything. Upgrading my hardware and learning Adobe Premier. Anyway here's a fresh one! Narrow Gauge Railway was built by german prisoners after the WW2. It was 28 km long some time. And yes. I smash the drone to bushes. Those tiny sticks is invisible with out leafs. Especially during the rainy day. Enjoy and have a great weekend!